The Sticky Scene

I recently started drafting what I think is going to be a novella that launches a series set in the nineteenth century. There’s a scene that I can’t get out my head, however. A scene that I think fits into a contemporary set between two political operatives in Washington, DC. A scene that, in other words, has nothing to do with the project that I’m ostensibly writing.

I know that what I need to do is get the sticky scene down on paper and then go back to the historical work in progress. But I’m a little curious about how other people approach their work.

Do you have one and only one work in progress at a time? Do you have multiple projects that you flip between depending on your mood and motivation? Am I just too darn dilettantish?

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Author: Emma

Emma is a novelist, full-time mama, recovering academic, and former political staffer. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves her twins' hugs, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, her dog’s tail, and Earl Grey tea.

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